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Diocesan Convention

A Letter from the President of the Standing Committee

Dear Friends in The Episcopal Church in Vermont, When we as a diocese gathered in convention to elect a bishop on May 18, we trusted in God’s guidance, held in the hand of Jesus, and guided by the leading of the Holy Spirit to hear the dream God has for us. When the results of …

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Bishop’s Report to Diocesan Council, April 13, 2019

1) The following congregations are in some phase of transition (mostly with respect to calling new clergy leadership): St. James, Arlington, currently served by Supply Clergy; St. Thomas & Grace, Brandon, Interim Team, with the Rev. Paul Gratz as Team Leader; St. Paul’s Burlington, the Rev. Laura Bryant, Interim Rector; St. Andrew’s, Colchester, the Rev. …

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Details About the Walkabout Events at Which You Can Meet the Nominees for the Eleventh Bishop of Vermont

The following information is intended to provide a set of guidelines and expectations for participating in the four Walkabouts in Vermont that will be held from April 28-30. The intent of a walkabout is to provide both the candidates and the people of Vermont a chance to meet in person, to ask questions and to …

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The Episcopal Church in Vermont Announces Slate of Candidates for Eleventh Bishop Diocesan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – UPDATED / SEE CORRECTION BELOW [Diocese of Vermont]  The Standing Committee of The Episcopal Church in Vermont has announced a slate of three candidates for the 11th bishop of the diocese. The candidates will stand for election on Saturday, May 18, 2019. The new bishop will succeed the Rt. Rev. Thomas …

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Hope: The Episcopal Church in Vermont 2019 Electing Convention

Hope: The Episcopal Church in Vermont 2019 Electing Convention Details about the 2019 Electing Convention are now available on the Diocesan website at this link: https://diovermont.org/diocesan-convention/ Eligible clergy and lay delegates will meet at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Burlington, on May 18 at 10:00 a.m. to pray together and elect the 11th Bishop …

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2019 Special Convention ~ Call to Convention: E-mail #1

2019 Special Convention ~ Call to Convention: E-mail #1 To: Delegates, Alternates, and Attendees to the Special Electing Convention of the Episcopal Church in Vermont From: Joshua Cheney, Secretary of Convention Re: Call to Convention: E-mail #1 Date: February 15, 2019 First Call to Special Electing Convention: Location and Date This is the first call …

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Sharing My Faith – Outline for Evangelism Workshop at Vermont Diocesan Convention

Sharing My Faith Outline for Evangelism Workshop at Vermont Diocesan Convention Friday, 26 October 2018, at Hilton Hotel, Burlington, Vermont Leaders: Lindsey Huddle and Titus Presler (DOWNLOAD THE PDF) Workshop Description What is the gospel for me?  What do I believe God has done in the human story?  How can I go about articulating my …

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Diocesan Convention Highlights: Evangelism Through the Healing Ministry

Diocesan Convention Highlights: Evangelism Through the Healing Ministry The ministry of Jesus in the gospels is about a third preaching and two-thirds healing or delivering people from illness. During the Diocesan Convention, the Rev. Canon Dr. Winfred B. Vergara offered a workshop focused on how congregations can do the work of healing, with as much …

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Spread the Word…Or at Least Be Willing to Try!

Spread the Word…Or at Least Be Willing to Try! Putting Our Diocesan Convention Lessons in Evangelism into Practice By Jamison Dunne As election night 2018 came to a close, at least for me, around three in the morning I was full of anxiety for the future. My social media was on fire, with my more …

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